What is death row?

  • (noun): The cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution.
    Synonyms: death house

Death Row

Death row, in English-speaking countries that have capital punishment, is the place, often a section of a prison, that houses prisoners awaiting execution. The term is also used figuratively to describe the state of awaiting execution ("being on death row"), even in places where no special facility or separate unit for condemned inmates exists. After persons are found guilty of an offense and sentenced to death, they remain on death row during appeal and habeas corpus procedures, and if those are unsuccessful, until execution.

Read more about Death Row.

Some articles on death row:

Soering V United Kingdom - Judgment - European Court of Human Rights
... of "evolving standards in Western Europe regarding the existence and use of the death penalty", this punishment should be considered as inhuman and degrading ... This was not accepted by the ECHR, as the Convention does allow for the death penalty's use in certain circumstances ... of the extradition of a suspect simply because they might be subject to the death penalty ...
South Carolina Department Of Corrections - Operations - Death Row
... The state's death row for men is located at Lieber Correctional Institution ... The state's death row for women is located at the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution ... From 1912 to January 1990 male death row inmates were housed in the Central Correctional Institution (CCI) ...
Leroy Nash
... He was the oldest American on death row at the time of his death in February 2010 ... Nash was sentenced to death in 1983 ... At the time of his death, he was the oldest person on death row in the US and, knowingly, in the world ...
Death Row - See Also
... Criminal justice portal Law portal Live from Death Row The Green Mile The Chamber Dead Man Walking Capital punishment List of United States death row ...
List Of Miscarriage Of Justice Cases - List of Cases - Japan
... He was sentenced to death, and spent 35 years on death row before being cleared in 1983, after further evidence backing up his alibi came to light ... arrested in 1948 for the murders of four people, and were convicted and sentenced to death ... their convictions were overturned and they were released after 15 years of imprisonment on death row ...

Famous quotes containing the words row and/or death:

    Row after row with strict impunity
    The headstones yield their names to the element,
    The wind whirrs without recollection....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Once one’s up against it, the precise manner of one’s death has obviously small importance.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)